<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usFri, 06 May 2016 02:44:51 -0700Fri, 06 May 2016 02:44:51 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Apple Says Service Back After App Store Problem]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 12:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-128349521.jpg
Apple said Thursday morning that "all users" were affected by a problem on its App Store that lasted from about 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CNBC reported.The service had not been "working as expected," Apple...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Pays $10K Reward to Boy for Reporting Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:22:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_351548094733.jpg
Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand...

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<![CDATA[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 04:45:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."Tech-savvy gang members staying a step ahead of police is also...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Scientists Discover Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:43:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg
San Diego scientists are among the research team that discovered how and why some sharks glow deep underwater. They used a special "shark-eye" cam to create amazing images in the waters off San Diego.

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:01:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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<![CDATA[#JustDrive Campaign Shames Drivers Who Text]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:46:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/JustDrive-PSA-texting-Driving-NHTSA.jpg
Texting and driving can end with sometimes deadly consequences so one federal agency is telling people to #justdrive.]]>
<![CDATA[Bad Apple: Apple Reports 1st Revenue Drop Since '03]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/iPhone-GettyImages-519233078.jpg
Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with...

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<![CDATA[Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:42:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SNOWDEN_AP_334678657241.jpg
Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TV_GettyImages-489056935.jpg
The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Solar Plane to Land in Bay Area]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:55:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522899362.jpg
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.Pilot...

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<![CDATA[FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/JamesComey-AP_1604052000313874.jpg
The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:23:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman is now on probation after her fitness tracker's information proved she was awake and walking around at a time she claimed to have been sexually assaulted.The woman made a false police...

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:55:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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<![CDATA[Lockheed Martin Launches Virtual 'Mars' Bus]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:10:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LOCKHEED+BUS.png
In the 1960s, kids flicked on the TV to watch astronauts walk on the moon. Fifty years later, kids click on YouTube to be whisked away on a virtual field trip to Mars.

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<![CDATA[Bids to Buy Troubled Yahoo Due Monday]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:55:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_1603102305581417.jpg
Any company that wants to buy Yahoo, or at least parts of it, should have its bids in Monday.Dozens of, maybe even as many as 40, companies are said to be interested in the troubled internet company based...

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<![CDATA[Canadian PM Explains Quantum Computing in Viral Video]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:45:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519414776.jpg
The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.During a press briefing at the Perimeter...

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<![CDATA[Uber Gave Gov. Agencies Data on Over 12M Users]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:32:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Uber-Generic.jpg
Uber released its first transparency report detailing the information requested by not only United States law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators, Reuters reports.The ride-sharing company said in the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Spokeswoman Takes Swing at Zuckerberg]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-AP_626349594659.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is drawing criticism from one of Donald Trump’s spokeswomen after he made a subtle reference to her candidate’s positions, NBC News reports."Self-righteousness isn't very...

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<![CDATA[NY to Combat Distracted Drivers With 'Textalyzer' ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:35:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93199880.jpg
Police in New York may soon be equipped with a "Textalyzer," a device that will determine if a driver involved in a crash was texting while driving, CNBC reported.New York Senator Terrence Murphy and Assembly...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA[NASA's Kepler Probe Powers Down]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:42:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KeplerProbe-AP_370480255804.jpg
A NASA space probe fell into a hibernation-like mode last week leaving scientists wondering why, NBC News reports. Mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft went into emergency mode on...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Hikes Prices for Standard HD Service in May]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:48:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
Netflix will raise the price for members streaming its standard HD service by $2 in May, NBC News reported.Netflix previously announced that a "substantial number" of U.S. subs will see the price hike.

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<![CDATA[Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Player Security Update]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:08:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/526453541.jpg
Adobe issued an emergency security update for Flash Player on Thursday after researchers discovered a security flaw that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware.The software maker urged...

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<![CDATA[FBI Chief: iPhone Hack Works on 'Narrow Slice of Phones']]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:26:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/COMEY_GettyImages-509219390.jpg
The tool used to break into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone will only work on a "narrow slice of phones," and almost certainly does not work on the iPhone 5s or 6, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday...

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<![CDATA[Humans Aroused When Touching Robots: Study]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:12:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-562878269.jpg
Researchers at Stanford University studying the physiological impact of human-on-bot contact found that "touching areas perceived as private made the skin more moist," NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Cybercriminals Work Harder, Longer Hours: Study]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Laptop-GettyImages-585043481.jpg
There are new trends in the world of computer hacking, from longer working hours to an increase in self-promotion, according to a new study, NBC News reported.The third annual Dell SecureWorks Underground...

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<![CDATA[US Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hackers With Google, Passwords]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 17:17:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hacker506944962.jpg
Authorities say the country’s dams, stadiums, traffic controls and power grids can be accessed by anyone with simple passwords or no passwords at all, NBC News reported.New York U.S.

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<![CDATA[40 Years of Apple: A Look Back at Apple Product Evolution]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:19:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Apple40.jpg
Forty years ago, Apple released a personal computer, the Apple 1, designed and built by Steve Wozniak. Since that day in 1976, Apple products have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and live our daily...

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